Pierre Soulages

French, b. 1919

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After moving to Paris in 1946, Pierre Soulages began using walnut stain to make gestural abstract paintings on paper and, by the 1950s, had begun using oil on canvas. Along with Hans Hartung, Georges Mathieu, Serge Poliakoff, and Jean-Paul Riopelle, …

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$11.0m, Christie's, 2018
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Peinture 237 x 81 cm, 18 février 1990, 1990
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€1,100,000
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oil on canvas
78.74 x 236.86 cm
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€1,100,000
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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Pierre Soulages (né en 1919) signé, titré, daté et inscrit 'SOULAGES "Peinture 237 x 81 cm triptyque 18.2.90"' (au dos) huile sur toile 237 x 81 cm. Peint en 1990. signed, titled, dated and inscribed 'SOULAGES "Peinture 237 x 81 cm triptyque 18.2.90"' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 93 ¼ x 31 7/8 in. Painted in 1990.
Peinture 237 x 81 cm, 18 février 1990, 1990
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2021
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€1,100,000
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78.74 x 236.86 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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€1,100,000
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Pierre Soulages (né en 1919) signé, titré, daté et inscrit 'SOULAGES "Peinture 237 x 81 cm triptyque 18.2.90"' (au dos) huile sur toile 237 x 81 cm. Peint en 1990. signed, titled, dated and inscribed 'SOULAGES "Peinture 237 x 81 cm triptyque 18.2.90"' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 93 ¼ x 31 7/8 in. Painted in 1990.
Peinture, 46.2 x 38.2 cm, 1952, 1952
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oil on canvas
38.1 x 46.36 cm
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€620,000
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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Pierre Soulages (né en 1919) signé et daté 'Soulages 52' (en bas à gauche) huile sur toile 46.2 x 38.2 cm. Peint en 1952. signed and dated 'Soulages 52' (lower left) oil on canvas 18 ¼ x 15 in. Painted in 1952.
Peinture, 46.2 x 38.2 cm, 1952, 1952
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2021
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€620,000
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Painting
38.1 x 46.36 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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€620,000
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Pierre Soulages (né en 1919) signé et daté 'Soulages 52' (en bas à gauche) huile sur toile 46.2 x 38.2 cm. Peint en 1952. signed and dated 'Soulages 52' (lower left) oil on canvas 18 ¼ x 15 in. Painted in 1952.
Peinture 162 x 114 cm, 17 avril 1972, 1972
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oil on canvas
111.76 x 161.93 cm
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€2,060,000
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Jun 30, 2021
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Pierre Soulages (né en 1919) signé 'Soulages' (en bas à droite); signé, titré et daté 'SOULAGES "PEINTURE 17.4.72 162 x 117 cm"' (au dos) huile sur toile 162 x 114 cm. Peint en 1972. signed 'Soulages' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'SOULAGES "PEINTURE 17.4.72 162 x 117 cm"' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 63 ¾ x 44 7/8 in. Painted in 1972.
Peinture 162 x 114 cm, 17 avril 1972, 1972
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2021
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€2,060,000
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111.76 x 161.93 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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€2,060,000
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Pierre Soulages (né en 1919) signé 'Soulages' (en bas à droite); signé, titré et daté 'SOULAGES "PEINTURE 17.4.72 162 x 117 cm"' (au dos) huile sur toile 162 x 114 cm. Peint en 1972. signed 'Soulages' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'SOULAGES "PEINTURE 17.4.72 162 x 117 cm"' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 63 ¾ x 44 7/8 in. Painted in 1972.
Peinture 130 x 162 cm, 16 novembre 1965, 1965
Sold on Jun 3, 2021
€3,152,400
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oil on canvas
162.0 x 130.0 cm
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€3,152,400
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Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
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signé; signé, daté 16.11.65 au dos et titré sur le châssis huile sur toile 130 x 162 cm ; 51 3/16 x 63¾in. Exécuté en 1965. __________________________________________________________________________ 皮耶·蘇拉吉 生於1919年 《畫作 130 X 162 公分,1965年11月16日》 款識:藝術家簽名;簽名並紀年16.11.65 (背面),書題目於內框 油彩畫布 130 x 162 公分;51 3/16 x 63¾ 英寸 1965年作
Peinture 130 x 162 cm, 16 novembre 1965, 1965
oil on canvas
Jun 3, 2021
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€3,152,400
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162.0 x 130.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Sotheby's
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€3,152,400
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signé; signé, daté 16.11.65 au dos et titré sur le châssis huile sur toile 130 x 162 cm ; 51 3/16 x 63¾in. Exécuté en 1965. __________________________________________________________________________ 皮耶·蘇拉吉 生於1919年 《畫作 130 X 162 公分,1965年11月16日》 款識:藝術家簽名;簽名並紀年16.11.65 (背面),書題目於內框 油彩畫布 130 x 162 公分;51 3/16 x 63¾ 英寸 1965年作
Gouache sur papier, 76 x 50 cm, 1955-2, 1955
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€557,000
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gouache and ink laid down on canvas
52.0 x 76.0 cm
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€557,000
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Jun 3, 2021
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signé et daté 55 gouache et encre sur papier marouflé sur toile 76 x 52 cm ; 29 15/16 x 20½in. Exécuté en 1955. Cette oeuvre est accompagnée d'un certificat d'authenticité signé par l'artiste. __________________________________________________________________________ 皮耶·蘇拉吉 生於1919年 《水粉紙本,76 X 50 CM, 1955-2》 款識:藝術家簽名並紀年55 水粉、墨水紙本,貼於畫布上 76 x 52 公分;29 15/16 x 20½ 英寸 1955年作 此作附藝術家簽名認證書。
Gouache sur papier, 76 x 50 cm, 1955-2, 1955
gouache and ink laid down on canvas
Jun 3, 2021
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€557,000
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52.0 x 76.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
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€557,000
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signé et daté 55 gouache et encre sur papier marouflé sur toile 76 x 52 cm ; 29 15/16 x 20½in. Exécuté en 1955. Cette oeuvre est accompagnée d'un certificat d'authenticité signé par l'artiste. __________________________________________________________________________ 皮耶·蘇拉吉 生於1919年 《水粉紙本,76 X 50 CM, 1955-2》 款識:藝術家簽名並紀年55 水粉、墨水紙本,貼於畫布上 76 x 52 公分;29 15/16 x 20½ 英寸 1955年作 此作附藝術家簽名認證書。
Peinture 65 x 92 cm, 10 novembre 1952, 1952
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€2,009,000
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oil on canvas
92.0 x 65.0 cm
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€2,009,000
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Jun 3, 2021
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Property sold to benefit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery signé huile sur toile 65 x 92 cm; 25 9/16 x 36¼in. Exécuté le 10 novembre 1952.
Peinture 65 x 92 cm, 10 novembre 1952, 1952
oil on canvas
Jun 3, 2021
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€2,009,000
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92.0 x 65.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
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€2,009,000
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Property sold to benefit the Albright-Knox Art Gallery signé huile sur toile 65 x 92 cm; 25 9/16 x 36¼in. Exécuté le 10 novembre 1952.
Peinture 73 x 60 cm, 28 août 1975, 1975
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€1,101,500
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oil on canvas
60.0 x 73.0 cm
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€1,101,500
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Jun 3, 2021
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signé; signé, titré et daté 28.8.75 au dos huile sur toile 73 x 60 cm; 28 ¾ x 23 ⅝ in. Exécuté en 1975.
Peinture 73 x 60 cm, 28 août 1975, 1975
oil on canvas
Jun 3, 2021
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€1,101,500
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60.0 x 73.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
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€1,101,500
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signé; signé, titré et daté 28.8.75 au dos huile sur toile 73 x 60 cm; 28 ¾ x 23 ⅝ in. Exécuté en 1975.
Brou de noix, 1958
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€500,000
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Work on Paper
walnut stain on paper
50.0 x 65.0 cm
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€500,000
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Jun 3, 2021
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Pierre Soulages (né en 1919) signé 'Soulages' (en bas à droite) brou de noix sur papier 65 x 50 cm. Réalisé en 1958. signed 'Soulages' (lower right) walnut stain on paper 25 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. Executed in 1958.
Brou de noix, 1958
walnut stain on paper
Jun 3, 2021
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€500,000
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Work on Paper
50.0 x 65.0 cm
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Jun 3, 2021
Christie's
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€500,000
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Pierre Soulages (né en 1919) signé 'Soulages' (en bas à droite) brou de noix sur papier 65 x 50 cm. Réalisé en 1958. signed 'Soulages' (lower right) walnut stain on paper 25 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. Executed in 1958.
Etching XIV, 1961
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
€31,200
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Etching in colors
56.6 x 76.3 cm
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€31,200
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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Etching in colors Signed and numbered "49/100" 76.3 × 56.6 cm Bears the "Atelier Lacourière" stamp Cat BN 15 Etching in colors; signed and numbered 29.9 × 22 in .. Sold € 31,200 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Etching XIV, 1961
Etching in colors
Jun 1, 2021
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€31,200
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56.6 x 76.3 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
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€31,200
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Etching in colors Signed and numbered "49/100" 76.3 × 56.6 cm Bears the "Atelier Lacourière" stamp Cat BN 15 Etching in colors; signed and numbered 29.9 × 22 in .. Sold € 31,200 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Lithograph n ° 14, 1964
Sold on Jun 1, 2021
€28,600
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Color lithograph, Lithograph in colors
58.93 x 63.75 cm
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€28,600
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Jun 1, 2021
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Color lithograph Signed and numbered "114/150" 64.8 x 59.8 cm - framed Cat BN 60 Lithograph in colors; signed and numbered 25.1 x 23.2 in. Sold € 28,600 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.
Lithograph n ° 14, 1964
Color lithograph, Lithograph in colors
Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
€28,600
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58.93 x 63.75 cm
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Jun 1, 2021
Artcurial
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€28,600
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Color lithograph Signed and numbered "114/150" 64.8 x 59.8 cm - framed Cat BN 60 Lithograph in colors; signed and numbered 25.1 x 23.2 in. Sold € 28,600 * Results are displayed including buyer's fees and taxes. They are generated automatically and can be modified.